Linking a Discussion Forum to a Content Area

Purpose Statement:  
The purpose of this procedural document is to provide instructions on how to link a discussion forum to a content area. Performing these steps places a link in content area that takes the student directly to the discussion forum.This procedural document assumes that users are logged in to Blackboard and in an active course shell.

  1. From the left-hand navigation menu, click the Content Area link for the content area in which the discussion forum link will be placed. The content area displays.

  2. Click the Tools button.

    The Tools menu displays.

  3. From the Tools menu, click the Discussion Board link.

    The Create Link: Discussion Board page displays.

  4. Click to select the Select a Discussion Board Forum radio button.

    From the Select a Discussion Board Forum list, click to select the forum for which the link is being created.

  5. Click the Next button.

    The Create Link: Discussion Board page displays.

  6. In the Text field, re-type or paste the discussion question.

  7. From the Options section, choose whether or not the link is Available to students, whether or not to Track the Number of Views (or clicks) for the link, and set any Date Restrictions for the link.

  8. Click the Submit button.

    The discussion forum link is successfully created and displays as the last item in the content area.